Friday , June 21 2024

Iain Mansfield

Iain Mansfield is a former senior civil servant who worked extensively on trade, competition and higher education policy, including spending over two and a half years in Manila as Director of UK Trade & Investment for the Philippines. He was the winner of the Institute of Economic Affairs Brexit prize and a local councillor candidate for the Conservative Party. He writes in a personal capacity and his regular blog is at

Prorogation, Salisbury and Self-Denying Ordinances

“We’ve gone from a democratic exercise involving over 33 million people to the future direction of the country being decided by c.100k+ people while making the rules up as we go along and in which suspending parliament is being seriously discussed. Well done everyone.” – Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics …

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My Dream Tory Cabinet

I’m backing Boris in the leadership election and for the purposes of this article am assuming that, as the polls suggest, he will win the membership vote. This post, however, is focused on the rest of the Cabinet – because a government is about much more than one person. Prime …

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